I've purchased a couple Android "TV Boxes" and was shocked to learn that none of the supplied software will play media from SMB/Samba/Windows shared network locations. My boxes are running Android 4.0x, A9 single core at 1Ghz, Mali400 GPU's, 512MB + 8GB or 1GB + 4GB of memory. Device 1 link (G-Box Midnight? Device 2 link (No idea what model this is) Just a few of the apps I've downloaded and tested: - XBMC: Used on my PC's, but too heavy for the Android boxes I have. - BSPlayer - Buzz Player - MX Player - Mobo Video Player - Dice Player - Movie Browser HD - mVideo Player Most of these don't support Windows shares very well, or are not user friendly. Are there any decent media player applications that will do the following? - Play media located on Windows or Samba shares - Provide a simple interface so my kids won't get confused - Play video, audio and pictures - Possibly link to Netflix and/or YouTube accounts - It would be great if it were a "launcher" app Basically, I want a launcher type interface that operates like this: - I add icons to the main screen. - The icon can be associated with one or more local folders and/or windows network shares. - The icon can have rules set to show or hide files and folders that..- have a specific filename extension (.avi, .mp3, .jpg, etc...). - that are hidden. - files of a specific type. - When the icon is clicked, show the contents of the associated that...- Match the rules set up for the icon. - Show thumbnails for files or folders, if available. (use folder.jpg for folder icons, for music or video, locate a .jpg/.png/etc. with the same filename as the movie or music file. - Allow browsing folders with the same rules as the parent icon. Alternately, does Android provide any way to set up a Windows share to look like a locally mounted device? This would make some of the players I've found more workable. I know I'm being pretty specific, but I know what my wife and kids want when it comes to watching movies and playing music. Any suggestions or ideas are welcome!